O'Neil Jones

Grad student brings first statewide Jamaican Choral Music Symposium to Boulder

Feb. 12, 2024

Mention Jamaican music to most Americans, and the pop sounds of reggae usually come to mind. But there’s much more—the wonderfully rich harmonies of choral music, hundreds of rarely heard sacred songs and folk songs that deserve more exposure. Doctoral student O’Neil Jones is about to make that happen.

Bruns and Crumb at a recording session of 'Metamorphoses, Book II' at Swarthmore College in 2021

Upholding the impact and legacy of composer George Crumb

Feb. 12, 2024

Associate Professor of Music Theory Steven Bruns and the late renowned composer George Crumb shared a close, long-lasting professional relationship and deep friendship. As Bruns nears retirement this spring, he reflects on his role as Crumb’s archivist and biographer.

Paul Zaborac with a saxophone, Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao at piano, and Colleen White with a flute

Alumni launch the Scheherazade Music Festival

Dec. 13, 2023

Three College of Music alumni recently started the Scheherazade Music Festival—an incubator for innovation and connection through chamber music, pushing the art form forward and bringing performers, composers and audiences together.

Intermediate ceramics student Katie Sieker at Café Aion packing dishes she made.

Form and function with a hummus appetizer

Dec. 4, 2023

A hands-on project lets CU Boulder intermediate ceramics students create functional and unique pieces for Boulder’s Café Aion restaurant.

Danielle Seewalker in front of her buffalo mural in the Engineering Center

New Indigenous art flourishes at CU Engineering Center

Nov. 28, 2023

Award-winning artist Danielle SeeWalker is the creative force behind two new beautiful murals at the CU Engineering Center, blending together science, art and Indigenous culture.

Student practices Chinese calligraphy

Learning culture through beautiful brush strokes

Nov. 1, 2023

At an evening of Chinese calligraphy, CU Boulder students studying Chinese practiced an art whose history dates back millennia.

Daphne Leong

Daphne Leong’s got rhythm

Oct. 20, 2023

When it comes to 20th- and 21st-century music, Professor of Music Theory Daphne Leong—along with her colleagues in the world of rhythm in music performance and scholarship—engages in intense research and endless experimentation, which brought her to Montreal’s McGill University for a recent residency.

Cleveland Orchestra violinist plays with a tuba player

The Cleveland Orchestra residency—‘A great partnership‘ resumes

Sept. 14, 2023

The Cleveland Orchestra’s biennial residency at CU Boulder’s College of Music returned for three days packed with sectionals, rehearsals, mock auditions, master classes, a Q&A and a Faculty Tuesdays concert.

Student-redesigned space in the Environmental Design building

Students redesign central space in Environmental Design building

Sept. 12, 2023

As part of an independent study course, students put their skills into practice, installing new carpet tiles to mitigate sound reflection, adding updated lighting systems and constructing floor-to-ceiling shelving units built to accommodate and showcase a variety of design materials.

2022 first-prize winner Shloka Dhar

The King Awards: Long may they reign

April 20, 2023

The King Awards and Exhibition have been celebrating CU Boulder students’ artwork for more than a decade. Learn more about the history of the program.